Thursday, 13 August 2015

Holy orders

Holy Orders

In Holy Orders you are anointed by the bishop in your area. The Orders start by being called up by the Bishop. The person replies in Roman to say “I’m Present.” They then lie on the floor in a gesture of humility and obedience.
The people present are asked to sing to help the candidates to be ready for the orders. The Bishop then lays his hand the person and they take vows of obedience.
How the ceremony end varies from country to country. In one the people come forward and have a blessing. In another, the Bishop comes to kiss the Priest's hands, as they are the hands that will anoint, bless and baptise people.
By Jacob and Joe 

1 comment:

  1. I think that you and Joe have explained Holy Orders really well

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